Kenya’s Rising Starlets hopes of getting to the third round of the 2022 Fifa Women Under-20 World Cup qualifiers were drained after a 3-1 loss to Uganda in their second round, leg match at the St. Mary’s Stadium, Kampala.
The junior Starlets lost 7-2 to Uganda’s Junior Crested Cranes in their first leg of the age-group competition staged at the Nyayo National Stadium on September 25.
Uganda will now progress to the third round on a 10-3 aggregate.
Uganda will now face the winner of the second round tie between Mozambique and South Africa in the third round while Kenya have been eliminated from the competition.
Uganda’s Margaret Kunihira, Hadijah Nandaga, and Juliet Nakulenga scored a goal each in the 14th, 39th, and 90th minutes while Kenya got their consolation through Peris Oside’s penalty on 19 minutes.
Only two teams from Africa will qualify for the World Cup after the five qualifying rounds.
How teams lined up
Uganda U20 Starting XI: Daphine Nyayenga(GK), Samalie Nakacwa, Sumaya Komuntale, Bira Nadunga, Aisha Nantongo, Shakira Nyinagahirwa, Shamirah Nalugya, Hadijah Nandago, Juliet Nalukenge, Fauzia Najjemba, Margret Kunihira
Kenya Starting XI: Sophy Akinyi (GK), Lavender Akinyi, Peris Oside (C), Eunice Mwangi, Lucy Kahuga, Maxmilla Robi, Charity Midewa, Catherine Aringo, Joy Kinglady, Fasila Adhiambo, Shalyene Opisa.